The system provides total protection against counterfeit products or services of any type.
This is achieved through two methods of usage. Combined, they achieve 100% defence against such fraud.
The first method is the ability to immediately and reliably detect forgeries using the special
TeMWIA security label on the product. This allows for the positive identification of items from
point of manufacture, during distribution and at the point of final delivery.
This provides full security where all or the majority of items are checked. We would expect this to be the general
case for the majority of high value items - most people will check what they are about to buy or have bought.
The second method guarantees protection for retail purchases where it is not likely that every item is checked.
We estimate that as long as the public checks a small but significant proportion of all items, counterfeit products
will still be detected so quickly as to remove all commercial incentive for such activity.
We estimate that scanning rates as low as one to two percent would suffice. In practice we would expect
checking rates to be even higher.